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Did you see Top Gun in the theater?

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  1. blowtorch

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    Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens did this for it

    It was kinda the Chariot's of Fire Theme for it's day
     
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    Heck yeah, I saw it in the theatre! I'm pretty sure I was in Meridian, MS, at the time. I was a teenager, and I thought it was awesome. Someone above mentioned the little Kansas City BBQ joint in San Diego. It's a tiny little place right across from the convention district near Gaslamp, and it's surprisingly insignificant-looking in real life.
     
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    and of course Berlin
     
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    and last but not least


    so yeah, decent music in that flick
     
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    Yes, but not by choice. Afterwards I felt violated, soiled.
     
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    Saw “Top Gun” in the theater...also saw “Top Gun NASCAR”, erm...”Days of Thunder” in the theater.

    ...and I enjoyed them for what they were: cheesy action flicks with cool flight/race sequences and a hot lead actress...
     
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    I was 17 and had no interest. Still don’t.
     
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    No, but I knew somebody who obviously did.

    That summer, at Fort Knox, KY on the first day of Army ROTC Basic Camp, a guy in my platoon marched up to me and announced, "I'm Peter [last name]. Call me 'Maverick'."

    (vomit)

    "Nice to meet you, Peter."

    What a DB. If he made it through the full program and got commissioned, I bet he was eventually shot by his own men.
     
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    I saw it when it first came out. I was 9 at the time. I thought it was good, but the movies that I saw in the theater in the 80s when I was a kid that really blew me away where Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
     
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    I found a photo of the theater where I saw it, with "Top Gun" on the marquee.
     
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    I’m walked out of the theater in the mall and to the record shop down the hall and bought that 45. I was 13 and dint know that it was cheesy. I see it now. But so much entertainment is crap in retrospect. I Saw Top Gun on wheels (dats of thunder) In the theatre too. It’s the same movie, ;)

    I was hoping to see Maverick in the theatre but well 2020....
     
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    Nope. Forced to watch in on VHS, and regret not going for the alternative (gun to the head). To make it worse, I went back to school in my ‘40s, and a number of my friends (born 1985-90ish) absolutely love it. To make it worse, we’re talking theatre students. Like, people who know what acting is. People who are now award-winning actors, directors, writers... My WTF needs more Fs for this.
     
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    I saw Top Gun in the theatre and more times than I can count on VCR. I had to listen to the sound track over and over again too. I had a son into it. Big time. We had to drive out to Calverton where they were made to catch one flying. We drove to Ottawa to see a real MiG-29 and went to an air show in Scranton to see a pair from the Ukraine.

    The movie was realistic and unrealistic but in unexpected ways. The training sequences were in close but shot with a long telephoto lens making aircraft look like they were closer than they actually were. It was unclear in the movie who was operating the MiGs. The MiG 29 is a defensive aircraft flown to defend the homeland. The Su-27 would have been force projection. But come on now. It’s a movie, a drama comedic in its inaccuracies. It was perfect for my middle school age son. For adults, I liked Hunt for Red October more. It was more realistic with real suspense. Top Gun, in comparison, was Star Wars on a water planet.
     
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    Hell yeah! I was a 21 year old paratrooper with a Ninja and an adrenaline/testosterone problem. Great times.

    I couldn't watch that movie now if I wanted to but in 1986 it was just right.
     
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    Yep. I was there in the theater. Front row center.
    I remember Kelly McGillis, and the dogfighting action.
    Hated the rest of it.
     
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    I was 16 and on the very same day did my Airforce Entrant exam!

    It was the greatest movie ever at the time (to me). I saw it at the movies 6+ times

    and Kelly Mcgillis, yikes was Tom lucky to kiss her! Not to mention Meg Ryan.

    Yep, nowadays it is a little cheesy but 2 gorgeous women, a cool piano/singing scene, an amazing Bar/Pickup scene with singing, fighter jets, fast motorbikes....what else could you ask for!
     
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    Saw it in the theater with my father, then again in the theater at Naval Base San Diego with my Scout troop. I was an aviation buff, so it was both cool and funny (MiG-28s?!}.
     
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    I worked on the IMAX 3d conversion. There are scenes where I literally know each frame. Thankfully, I did not have to work on the volleyball scene.

    the conversion was meant to drum up interest for a sequel, but Tony Scott’s suicide put a kibosh on a sequel and larger release of the 3d version. They did a one week theater release and DVD release the following year.

    I think I had to watch that movie’s scenes for something like 5 months...
     
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    Aw man, you missed your chance to draw a mustache and some Groucho eyebrows on Tom Cruise in one of those frames.
     
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    Probably wouldn't remember if I did.I did see Attack of the 50-Foot Woman in the Pilgrim Theater though some years before.Now that was a freakin movie...
     
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